March 23-June 17, 2018
Snoopy and the Red Baron
Charles Schulz introduced Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace in 1965, and the character has become one of most recognizable Peanuts personas. This new traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, CA is making it's national debut at Elmhurst History Museum. The exhibit tells the full story of the charismatic and beloved character from its early origins to Schulz’s detailed WWI research. Learn about this favorite Peanuts storyline through high resolution reproductions of Schulz’s original comic strip artwork, photographs, film clips, and themed objects inspired by Snoopy as the Flying Ace—from toys and model airplanes to dolls, books, and more. Visitors can don aviator caps and goggles for a photo-op next to Snoopy’s doghouse, as well as a WWI uniform belonging to one of the RAF pilots who is credited with bringing down the notorious Red Baron.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: Sun, Tues-Fri 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
More info: See the Current Exhibits section of our web site or call (630) 833-1457